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Who




who we are

Learn more about Arboth

Get to know the Arboth team, our history and how we got our name!

Team

MARC ALEN -
FOUNDER

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KAREN PHILIPS -
LEARNING CONSULTANT

WOUT VERHOEVEN -
LEARNING CONSULTANT

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Tiffany Motton -
Learning Consultant


History

Arboth was founded in 1996. In a never-ending growth of expertise, both national and international, we have done projects in: 

  • creation of e-learning solutions concerning company & business specific processes.
  • implementation of e-learning & blended learning strategies.
    In our view, blended means the optimal combination of face-to-face, e-learning, social learning, video, games, gamification ….
  • helping companies define their corporate learning strategy.
  • functional implementation of LMS (Learning Management System), including the requirements definition & the setup of end-user & administrator support.
  • creation of short educational and informational videos

Specific examples can be found in the Cases section.

In our first years, Arboth was also involved in more software-oriented projects:

  • 1996-2000: Well before the word "LMS" became commonly used, we designed, developed and implemented our own LMS with an integrated authoring system - Lykeon - that, until 2010, was used by several large organisations. It was first developed as part of a Flemish research project (funded by IWT) and was later on further elaborated as part of a European research project (funded by the European Commission).
  • 2000-2003: We designed and developed a web-based talent management system for a large multinational (consumer goods). 
  • 2000-2005: We designed, developed and implemented wiki and blog software - even before such software was readily available on the market. 
  • 2000-2007: We designed and developed a training administration web-application to roll out, track and report leadership training in a large multinational (pharma). At its peak the application managed the leadership training for 15,000 managers across the globe.

(*) In recent years, we realized projects in Belgium, France, UK, Sweden, Germany, Poland, Russia, Saoudi-Arabia and US, all together in more than 10 languages.


The "Arboth" name

Theseus, one of the great mythological Greek heroes, arrived on one of his journeys at Crete and was challenged to fight the minotaur - a beast half man half bull, that lived in the Labyrinth of King Minos. Nobody had ever left the Labyrinth alive. 

Before entering the Labyrinth, Theseus had received from the King's daughter,  Ariadne, a Ball of Thread, by which he was able to retrace his steps and find his way out after killing the monster. 

Later, Ariadne married the god Dionysos, who turned Ariadne's wedding garland into the Corona Borealis, a constellation that has been guiding navigators for centuries.